Indonesia open to international cooperation: VP

"I will speak of the Indonesian view over the future of Asia strengthened cooperation and equality on more open investment among Asian countries," Kalla said.
Hianan, China (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is open to international cooperation through regional schemes in the trade sector, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here on Thursday.

International cooperation schemes in which Indonesia has established cooperation include the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the China-Asean Free Trade Area (CAFTA) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Kalla said Indonesia could not avoid trade cooperation with the various regions because other countries are also exploring cooperation through the regional forum.

"Eventually, we cannot avoid the freer globalized trade because if we do not join it like others we will be discriminated against," noted the vice president in Hainan, China, on Thursday.

Jusuf Kalla attended and delivered a speech at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), which focuses on the Future of Asia in Hainan Province, China, on Thursday.

"I will speak of the Indonesian view over the future of Asia strengthened cooperation and equality on more open investment among Asian countries," Kalla said here on Thursday.

Currently, the Indonesian government is opening cooperation opportunities in the economic field with China, particularly with Chinese investors to make investment in Indonesia.

Indonesia offers big and promising opportunities to industrial states, such as China, Japan and South Korea. "All industrial countries, China in particular, need wider market and a cheap production base with big resources. We in Indonesia have the two factors," Kalla said.

He said that what Indonesia needed now is to introduce efficient regulations to ease the operations foreign investment in the country.(*)

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